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The Role of African Union Mission in Federal Republic of Somalia: A Case Study of Kenya Defence Forces (2011- 2014)

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dc.contributor.author Ahmed, lstar
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-22T15:32:28Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-22T15:32:28Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/5889
dc.description Thesis Submitted To School Of Humanities and Social Sciences in Partial Fulfilment for the Requirements of Master’s Degree In International Relations (International Relations) en_US
dc.description.abstract Sometime in October 16, 201 1, The Kenyan Defence Forces were deployed in Somalia in conjunction with 3500 trained 3500 Somali Mili tia Army to pacify the southern city of Kismayu-Somalia. The deployment was justified on three levels. Firstly, Kenya entered Somalia on the basis that its tenitorial integrity was threatened by Al-Shabaab, Al-Qaeda linked militia based in Somalia. Secondly, Kenya claimed that its national security was harmed due to the frequent kidnappings of tourists and humanitarian workers in Kenya. This research will investigate the role of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The study will also provide an understanding of the developments behind the Kenya's Intervention (KDF) and will examine critically the mission's mandate, objectives, activities, achievements and challenges. The study examines the changing concept of state sovereignty and regional arrangements in the context of the African Union Constitutive Act (Article 4 (h)) and the United Nations Charter (Article 51). Thirdly, it analyses whether Kenya's intervention in Somalia provides a mandate for other AU member states to intervene in such situations. This study is guided by the Realist theory in International Relations system, which explains that the survival of the State as the most important factor in anarchical international system. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher United States International University- Africa en_US
dc.subject (2011- 2014) en_US
dc.subject Kenya Defence Forces en_US
dc.subject Federal Republic of Somalia en_US
dc.subject African Union Mission en_US
dc.title The Role of African Union Mission in Federal Republic of Somalia: A Case Study of Kenya Defence Forces (2011- 2014) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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